NAHC Wants Proposals to Build a Summit to Solve America’s Long-Term Care Workforce Problems

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is extending a request for proposals (RFP) from all interested stakeholders to organize a coalition-based Workforce Summit that will develop evidence-based strategies and solutions to address the workforce challenges faced by the industry. The Workforce Summit will be a catalyst for change, providing specific ideas, plans,…

Lead the Future of Home Care and Hospice: Serve on NAHC Committees, Advisory Councils for 2020

NOTE: All applications due by Friday, January 10, 2020! In February 2020, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will select members to serve on committees and advisory councils for 2020. Committee appointments are for one year, subject to reappointment from year to year. Advisory Council terms vary depending on each Council’s guidelines.…

Lead the Future of Home Care and Hospice: Serve on NAHC Committees, Advisory Councils for 2020

NOTE: All applications due by Friday, January 10, 2020! In February 2020, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will select members to serve on committees and advisory councils for 2020. Committee appointments are for one year, subject to reappointment from year to year. Advisory Council terms vary depending on each Council’s guidelines.…

Lead the Future of Home Care and Hospice: Serve on NAHC Committees, Advisory Councils for 2020

NOTE: All applications due by Friday, January 10, 2020! In February 2020, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will select members to serve on committees and advisory councils for 2020. Committee appointments are for one year, subject to reappointment from year to year. Advisory Council terms vary depending on each Council’s guidelines.…

NAHC and CellTrak Team Up to offer Scholarships to Direct Care Workers

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and CellTrak, a leading industry provider of mobile point of care communication and compliance, announced today a joint scholarship program for direct care workers. In our current context of health human resource shortage and in particular shortage of home care aides across the country, this scholarship…

Wages for Home Care Aides Rose Faster than for RNs in 2019

Get the most up-to-date info on salaries, bonuses, hourly & visit rates for 57 jobs and a lot more! Home care aides received a larger wage increase than registered nurses (RN) this year, according to the 2019-2020 Home Care Salary & Benefits Report, the 29th edition of the report. The report has just been released…

White House Proclamation on Immigrants Could Limit Home Care Workforce

On Friday, October 4th, President Trump issued a Proclamation outlining new guidance for the handling of immigrant visa applications. Starting November 3, 2019 the new requirement will mandate that immigrant visa applications be rejected if the government determines the immigrant in question will not be able to afford health insurance or cover the cost of their…

NAHC Honors Home Care Legend Mary Suther

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) honored one of its founding members on Monday, October 14, presenting home care legend Mary Suther with the Val J. Halamandaris Award for Caring, Innovation, and Inspiration, at the Home Care and Hospice Conference & Expo in Seattle, Washington. Ms. Suther, who has been a familiar…

Movement to HETS as Sole Source for Eligibility Queries on Horizon

CWF: 3rd and later hospice benefit periods not calculating correctly In recent years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken steps to transition providers away from direct queries to the Common Working File (CWF) and toward the HIPAA Eligibility Transaction System (HETS) as the single source for beneficiary eligibility transactions.  Earlier this…

11th Circuit Rules in Closely Watched Hospice False Claims Act Case

Conflict in Clinical Judgment on Terminal Illness Does Not Constitute False Claim Recently the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued findings in a closely-watched whistleblower case from Alabama (United States of America versus AseraCare, Inc.) initially brought in 2008 that was vigorously pursued by the Department of Justice under the federal…